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New "Planet of the Apes" movie

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Oggiedoggie, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    I'm reading a few stories about "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."

    It looks as though they're using all the new sophisticated computer wizardry to make it super-realistic looking.

    But, half the fun of the old movies to me was the sort of kitschy-looking ape costumes.

    And this story is set before the movies that had those hokey ape costumes.

    Am I the only one who's bothered by this?
  2. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    I am not bothered one bit. I'm getting the tinglies in anticipation of this movie. I LOVE the old movies...but am looking forward to seeing much more realistic apes.

    BTW, I think Caesar has Roddy McDowell's face a bit. Or am I just hoping it looks that way?
  3. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    I love the original ape movies. I have all of them in the DVD box set.

    I don't have even a slight bit of interest in the new one.
  4. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Me neither. And for all the "cutting-edge" CGI, the apes look fake, at least in the trailer.

    CGI has rendered movie-makers lazy. Don't bother with good dialogue or a compelling storyline, as long as plenty of shit is flying around and crashing into buildings.
  5. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    88% at Rotten Tomatoes, looks like a big hit. Rise of the Planet of the Apes" does it right. Smart, fun and thoroughly enjoyable, it's a model summer diversion that entertains without insulting your intelligence.

    August 4, 2011
    Kenneth Turan
    The Los Angeles Times http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/rise_of_the_planet_of_the_apes/
  6. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    I have the box set...on VHS. Does that make me cooler? LOL
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Ebert gives it three stars, begrudgingly:

  8. novelist_wannabe

    novelist_wannabe Well-Known Member

    Apropos of nothing, but when I first read this thread title, it came across as "Planet of the Apps" movie ...
  9. Madhavok

    Madhavok Well-Known Member

    Tim Burton's vision was on the other night on FX.. Still can't get over that ending.
  10. apeman33

    apeman33 Well-Known Member

    One of my friends posted this on his Facebook the other day: "Do you really need to see it? Everyone already knows how it ends."
  11. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    I never have wrapped my head around the ending to that one. If someone can explain, please do so.

    The ending to the original is the greatest twist to a movie ending ever probably.
  12. Buck

    Buck Well-Known Member

    I had a Planet of the Apes waste paper basket in my room when I was little.
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